Washington (CNN) – As expected, the Senate will reject the latest version of the House bill that would fund the government but would delay Obamacare by one year.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's spokesman issued a statement Sunday, saying the Senate will send a clean bill–one without the anti-Obamacare provisions–back to the House on Monday, just hours before the government nears a midnight deadline to avert a shutdown.
Read the full statement:
"Knowing full well that the Senate would reject their empty political stunts, House Republicans voted to increase the deficit, deny women coverage for critical preventative services like contraception, and deny affordable health care to millions of Americans," Adam Jentleson said. "Tomorrow, the Senate will do exactly what we said we would do and reject these measures. At that point, Republicans will be faced with the same choice they have always faced: put the Senate's clean funding bill on the floor and let it pass with bipartisan votes, or force a Republican government shutdown."